Town of Florence

Town of Florence

The Town of Florence, Arizona is in Pinal County and is located between Phoenix and Tucson. Colonel Levi Ruggles, an Indian Agent serving in the United States Territory of Arizona, staked and platted the town in 1866 and by the mid-1920s, the area had become the agricultural center of Pinal County. Florence is the sixth-oldest non-Native American settlement in Arizona. The town was formally incorporated in 1900. Its downtown is designated as an official “Historic District”. Florence is the county seat and has been since the County’s formation in 1875.

Florence sits at an elevation of 1,493 feet and was built along the Gila River. It is surrounded by the beautiful Sonoran Desert and the Superstition and Pinal Mountains, which provide scenic views and enhance the quality of life in Arizona’s safest community. Additionally, Florence enjoys year-round sunshine, which provides an ideal place for retirement. The town currently encompasses an area of 62.7 square miles and a population of 25,207 (according to the 2022 Census). The Town of Florence operates under a council-manager form of government. The mayor and all members of the Town Council are elected at-large on a nonpartisan basis. 

The Town of Florence invites all visitors and new residents to experience the charm of our small-town community. Stop by and set foot into “a western state of mind”.

The Town of Florence is a welcoming community that cherishes both our rich history and our commitment to progress. All are embraced as part of our “hometown”!

Departments across town, including Community Services, Police, Fire, Information Technology (IT), Town Council, and Administration, have taken proactive measures to ensure excellent care and accessibility for all residents, regardless of their needs. 

We take pride in offering accessibility options to accommodate everyone in our community. The Viney Jones Library offers Baby Sensory Time and similar programs, our IT Department ensures hearing assistance options and closed captioning are available for live town meetings, and our Community Services Department strives to ensure town programs and activities can be tailored to individuals with special or specific needs.

775 North Main Street
PO Box 2670, Florence, AZ, Arizona, United States 85132